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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I have had a dry throat. Periods if time it's a sharp pain. Almost creating a burning sensation. Loss of appetite, fatigue but no fever. Is it strep?

I have had a dry throat. Periods if time it's a sharp pain. Almost creating a burning sensation. Loss of appetite, fatigue but no fever. Is it strep?

Virus: Most likely is a virus. Gargle with salt water, tylenol, (acetaminophen) fluids and even some chicken soup will help. If fever, or if it gets a lot worse then go to dr. ...Read more

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12 year old, puking, nauseated, loss of appetite, no fever, tested negative to strep, also has accasional headache, also a sore throat what could this be?

12 year old, puking, nauseated, loss of appetite, no fever, tested negative to strep, also has accasional headache, also a sore throat what could this be?

Viral illness: This could be one of a number of viral illnesses. The number one that comes to mind at your child's age is mono. A blood test could be done to rule this in or out. Many of these viruses that cause a similar constellation of symptoms are self-limiting - this means your body will clear them up on its own, and child should get plenty of rest, fluids and good diet. Get her further checked out. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of sore throat, wheezing, loss of voice, Fluid in ears but no runny nose fever or any other symptoms could this be strep throat?

Sudden onset of sore throat, wheezing, loss of voice, Fluid in ears but no runny nose fever or any other symptoms could this be strep throat?

Unlikely: Most probably it's a viral infection leading to this constellation of symptoms, unlikely to be streptococcal pharyngitis from the outset, although bacteria may kick in later, but symptoms will change. Saline nasal washes, salt water gargles for decongestion remain the mainstay for treatment though, together with voice rest, fluids, bronchodilator for wheezing if you're prescribed one, c MD if worse ...Read more

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Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...Read more

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Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx.Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches, fever, chills and no hoarse voice. ...Read more

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Every time I swallow my spit it feels like something is scratching it, is this a symptom of strep throat?

Every time I swallow my spit it feels like something is scratching it, is this a symptom of strep throat?

Maybe: New throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from another cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat symptom is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges for a couple of days may lessen throat symptoms. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Often: This and stomach pain are the symptoms most likely to affect food intake. It is important to push fluids until the patient responds to treatment. ...Read more

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What's the symptom difference of mono and strep throat.?

What's the symptom difference of mono and strep throat.?

Similar but: Both cause very sore throat with swelling and fever. Both can be diagnosed readily with a rapid test. Mono rapid test is less accurate. Mono significant systemic symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness, nausea, and the swelling tends to be more severe and more dramatic appearing. Strep gets better much faster and does justify antibiotics in children and teens. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/basics/symptoms/con-http://www. Pennmedicine. Org/encyclopedia/em_PrintArticle. Aspx? Gcid=000591 ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause voice loss? Multiple sources tell me it does not, however my voice has been gone for a few days and I was diagnosed with strep

Does strep throat cause voice loss? Multiple sources tell me it does not, however my voice has been gone for a few days and I was diagnosed with strep

Co-infections: Strep by itself would not trigger vocal cord swelling needed to cause voice loss. However, it can be carried without causing infection in 5-10% of the population and cause a positive test. Other viral infections that may cause voice loss and sore throat may be indistinguishable from strep clinically. You could have both infections or just a virus. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Occasionally: Sometimes if the tonsils are very swollen and infected the patient can get what is known as the "hot potato voice". It means that their speech is muffled and distorted. In which case they may actually have an abcess of the tonsil. In my experience most people with strep just have a normal voice, but with a sore throat. Hoarseness is more common with croup and laryngitis. ...Read more

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What are the differences between strep throat and mono? My biggest symptom is severe pain while swallowing.

What are the differences between strep throat and mono? My biggest symptom is severe pain while swallowing.

Bacteria vs Viruses: I love this question. Strep throat is a bacterial infection with a severe bug known as streptococcus. It is quite debilitating and contagious. One with strep throat usually has fever, pain, difficulty swallowing and then secondarily symptoms in the ears and with the fever, increased heart rate and some muscle aches.

Mono is a viral illness that leads to significant fatigue.....And... ...Read more

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Was treated for strep throat 3 weeks ago. Tongue still painful now and I noticed a growth way in back on tongue. Loss of taste. Burning on tongue.

Was treated for strep throat 3 weeks ago. Tongue still painful now and I noticed a growth way in back on tongue. Loss of taste. Burning on tongue.

See md: Go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. Especially ask to examine the growth on the back of the tongue. Your doctor then can refer you to see an ear nose and throat doctor for further examination including a biopsy if the growth is confirmed and looks suspicious. ...Read more

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Hey I'm 17 and I just had mono. I had mono for 4 days and the only symptom I had was a mild strep throat. When do you think my spleen will go down?

Hey I'm 17 and I just had mono. I had mono for 4 days and the only symptom I had was a mild strep throat. When do you think my spleen will go down?

Mono: Spleen becomes: Palpable when the size gets double. Most of the time doctors don't feel it- though enlarged. Ultrasound detects the enlargement, but not done routinely. It takes 4-6 weeks for the spleen to come to normal size. Depending on size of enlargement of spleen, no PE/sports for 4-6 weeks. Get clearance from your doc. Before resuming sports. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and have swelling which os preventing me from swallowing. Should I crush the pill even though there will be some loss of the pill?

I have strep throat and have swelling which os preventing me from swallowing. Should I crush the pill even though there will be some loss of the pill?

See answer: U have a few options: 1. u can call your doctor and ask for a suspension of the antibiotic that u r taking which may be available.2. U can ask for a pain killer in a liquid or syrup form - take it &wait an hour &once pain is minimal take ur pill 3. Crush pill &make it into a suspension with a Litte water &swallow it 4. Ask ur doctor for a long acting penicillin shot- single shot suffices. ...Read more

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I have strep throat right now and my left ear just all of the sudden loss it's hearingis this normal?

I have strep throat right now and my left ear just all of the sudden loss it's hearingis this normal?

Ear complications.: A middle ear infection is a possible complication from strep throat. Recommend use of a decongestant. ...Read more

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Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Test for HIV: Strep throat is not a sign of HIV, but acute HIV infection can also announce itself as a bad sore throat from which strep may grow. It sounds like your contact was safe, it's too early to be sick from HIV from the guy, and as a grown man you should test for HIV yearly. Many, perhaps most, men do a little safe exploring with a friend at some time. I hope you'll value what happened, and love safely. ...Read more

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Symptoms of strep throat?

Symptoms of strep throat?

Strep throat: Your throat may or may not hurt. You may or may not fever. Malaise, poor appetite or cold symptoms may be present. Since the symptoms are non-specific it is important to take a throat culture to rule out strep. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of strep throat?

Several: Sore throat, usually fever, a whittish covering over the tonsils, a fetid or foul breath, red spots on the soft part of the upper back of the throat, painful swallowing, enlarged tonsils, enlarged uvulae. Perhaps a rash (sandpaper like) over the body and enlarged lymph nodes. You may have strep and not notice it so much. It can be mild. If suspected, get tested and treated. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of strep throat?

What are early symptoms of strep throat?

Sore throat: The early symptoms can be fever or sore throat alone. Sometimes a rash can start called scarlitina rash which appears in the warmer areas of the body...Arm pits, groin, neck. But it can start any of the above ways. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of strep throat?

What are the typical symptoms of strep throat?

Sore throat: The typical symptoms are sore throat and fever. They often have enlarged glands that are tender and they can have body aches. Sometimes they will have a rash called a scarlitina rash. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of strep throat last?

How long do the symptoms of strep throat last?

Varies: Typically, symptoms from a strep throat will last for several days, up to a week once on antibiotics. Occasionally, they infection can last longer ANS may even require more medications to resolve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Please describe the the symptoms of strep throat?

Strep throat symptom: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What are the later symptoms of strep throat if untreated?

What are the later symptoms of strep throat if untreated?

Lucky vs unlucky: In some lucky ones (probably the majority) the symptoms subside in 3-7 days and nothing bad happens at all. In some, the germ makes an erythrotoxin that produces a sunburn like rash that causes itching & skin pealing. In some, the body develops antibodies that can cause kidney damage & high blood pressure. In some, the antibodies attack the heart or brain producing rheumatic fever & long term pbs. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of strep throat?

All the sx...: All the symptoms are tough but generally sore throat and other respiratory issues like sneezing, coughing, fever/chills, sometimes ear pain. Later sometimes joint and muscle aches... ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some early symptoms of strep throat?

Could you tell me what are some early symptoms of strep throat?

Sore Throat/Headache: It usually starts with a sore throat and headache. This is usually followed by fever, pus or exudate on the posterior pharynx or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaws. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of strep throat? How do I tell if I have it?

What are the symptoms of strep throat? How do I tell if I have it?

Strep or not: You have to have a throat culture to have a definitive diagnosis of a strep throat.Strep throat may not hurt, you d, ont have to run a fever. In other words it can be ubiquitous. ...Read more

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When will I show the symptoms of strep throat if I got exposed today?

When will I show the symptoms of strep throat if I got exposed today?

1-3 days: The incubation period from when you get exposed to when you become sick is usually 1-3 days for strep throat infections. Strep often starts suddenly with headache, fever, sore throat and nausea. ...Read more

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If I have symptoms of a strep throat should I stay confined in my home?

Depends on variables: Once you have started treatment you become less contagious with each passing hour. By 24 hrs after starting a penicillin drug, the chance of random passage to others has declined enough to resume your routine. During that first 24 hrs, wash hands a lot, kiss no one, and limit outings to those required to get through the day. ...Read more

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My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

No: Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care. In addition to complications. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of strep throat & what is to be expected while having it?

What are symptoms of strep throat & what is to be expected while having it?

More than pain: Strep symptoms can include sore throat, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and headache. See a doctor if you are suffering from these symptoms. ...Read more

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How long can someone be a carrier for strep throat without displaying actual symptoms?

A lifetime: There are some people that can carry strep & never get infected, ever. Who & why is not easy to study. The average carry rate by asymptomatic people has been quoted as 5% in the summer and upwards of 25% during the winter. Some of these carriers are likely treated for strep when they have simple viruses that cause symptoms as only blood testing could confirm a true infection. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more


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